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Bypassing content filters: How to see the web they don't want you to see

Maybe it's your own digital content, geo-blocked overseas. Maybe it's something you're not supposed to see. These tools could get you to it, but proceed with caution.

3 ways to get a new Windows 7 PC in the Windows 8 era

You can still buy or build a PC with Windows 7, or possibly downgrade from Windows 8. It just takes a little extra legwork.

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Tailor Windows to your workflow with these two helpful taskbar tweaks

Managed correctly, the Windows taskbar can be the center of your PC's universe. Here's how to seize control.

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How to use Getty's vast collection of newly free pictures on your website

Getty just took the radical step of opening the doors to its deep image collection. Here's how to put the pictures to work on your website.

How to play DVDs and Blu-ray discs in Windows 8

Unlike Windows 7 and its other predecessors, Windows 8 won't play DVDs natively. Fortunately, there are low-cost ways around the problem.

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Mastering Metro apps: 4 ways they can work for you

Even Start menu diehards should give these winners a try.

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How to use Chrome's coming voice search feature today

The latest Chrome beta build includes voice search capabilities, but an extension can add the functionality to the stable version of Chrome today.

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How to stream the Academy Awards (maybe)

ABC will live-stream the 2014 Academy Awards presentations, but to a limited number of markets through a limited selection of services.

3 helpful tips to keep your Outlook.com inbox clean

These helpful tricks can help you streamline and seize control of your Outlook.com inbox.

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How to keep your PC secure when Microsoft ends Windows XP support

If you can't cut the Windows XP cord completely, here's how to keep your computer as safe as possible once security patches go buh-bye.